PREPARING EDUCATORS TO TEACH IN BLENDED OR ONLINE ENVIRONMENT

D. Vyortkina

Florida State University (UNITED STATES)
The program in Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT) is a fully online program for graduate and select undergraduate students that answers the Obama administration’s call to improve digital learning in elementary and secondary education. The National Education Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, released in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Education called for an increased role for online learning in kindergarten through 12th grade and said colleges of education must include online learning in their curricula.

We will share our program rationale, its structure and logistics, e-learning tools used for teaching, learning, and assessment, lessons learned, and future developments.

The presentation will benefit not only educators in K-12 or higher education, but any professionals interested in providing professional development and training to their employees in blended or online environment.